Best 5.1 soundbars

Best 5.1 soundbars

Digit Expert | 28 Jan 2020

A soundbar is meant to enhance your TV viewing experience. But with the advancement in technology, soundbars today can give 5.1 home theatres a run for their money. Some of these soundbars also support features like Dolby Atmos or DTS and more. Some also give you additional HDMI inputs. These soundbars come with a wireless subwoofer and some even support wireless surround speakers. The setup for these soundbars is fairly simple. You can wall mount the soundbar if you like or place it on a table below the TV. They offer an immersive surround sound experience. 

Sony HT-Z9F and Wireless Surround Speakers (SA- Z9R)

If you are looking for a 5.1 soundbar with wireless rear speakers, then this model from Sony should fulfil your needs. The soundbar comes with a solid five output system (the front three channels are in the soundbar and the surround speakers are wireless) and an additional wireless subwoofer. Moreover, it uses Sony’s Vertical Sound Technology to produce sound from a wider angle rather than following a unidirectional approach. You can connect both the additional speakers along with the subwoofer wirelessly, making it a completely wireless setup. The soundbar is further enabled with built-in Alexa and Google Assistant to let you use it through voice assistance.

JBL Bar 5.1 

If you are looking for a powerful 5.1ch soundbar with exceptional sound quality to give you an immersive experience, this JBL model should suit you. The soundbar has a really unique design with detachable wireless speakers on both its ends, which you can use as rear speakers. Apart from that, it also comes with a subwoofer, which when combined with the soundbar, should give you an experience similar to a theatre. With them at your home, you can connect any of your 4K devices and amp your entertainment up to UHD quality to get an improved audio and overall TV viewing experience. According to JBL, you should be able to switch between the TV and any other device such as a smartphone or laptop seamlessly thanks to the superior Bluetooth connectivity services it provides.

Polk Audio MagniFi MAX SR

Polk Audio always tries to push the boundaries with its soundbars when it comes to design parameters and they have tried to do just that with this 5.1ch soundbar. With a stylish and sleek soundbar, you also get a subwoofer and two compact rear speakers that can help deliver an immersive surround sound system. Through its patented Polk SDA Surround Technology, the company claims it can provide an expansive soundstage and the most natural-sounding multi-dimensional output in the segment. It also comes with built-in Google Chromecast and Google Assistant, allowing you to control your music through different streaming apps with just your voice.

Sony HT-RT3 

If you are looking for a 5.1ch soundbar that works as a home theatre system, then it should have great sound output capabilities. Sony HT-RT3 comes with a 600W output, which should be an ideal fit for you. Apart from the soundbar, it comes with one subwoofer and two rear speakers as well, all of which can be connected via Bluetooth. The complete system provides a balanced sound system which should make you feel like you’re sitting in your personal movie hall.

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